I would like to request to reopen this question:

An interjection/expression for expressing nostalgia

It is not in the review list anymore.

I also rephrased for re-consideration. There is an answer that fits, and fits for all contexts as well. I think it is a helpful question with a helpful answer.


Note: Also, I don't understand why it is closed as primarily opinion-based. You can explain that too. Even after I rephrased, is it still primarily opinion-based?

There can be common interjections (or expressions) used for nostalgia and I even gave an answer that is not primarily opinion based. And the question is put on hold and closed after I gave the answer.

  • I think the question was properly closed. It asks for an interjection, not an expression. And the only credible candidate (Ah!) can also be used in so many other contexts (surprise, pain, delight, disgust, sympathy, etc.) that it's barely worth even flagging up in the first place. Commented May 21, 2014 at 21:16
  • What about my answer?
    – ermanen
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 22:16
  • Also we can modify it to "expression" if it is going to make it any better. Though interjections can be an expression too.
    – ermanen
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 22:18
  • @FumbleFingers - we've allowed questions about interjections before: thank God, mother of God, God forbid, and many more that I remember. Those didn't seem OT. Commented May 22, 2014 at 8:33
  • @ermanen: I personally never closevoted in the first place, but I if I'd seen it with 3-4 closevotes already I almost certainly would have done. On the other hand, if it had asked for an "expression" rather than an "interjection", I probably wouldn't have done (other expressions, such as "Good times!", come to mind). So yes - in exactly this context, that small change would have made a difference to me (if I'd been involved! :) Commented May 22, 2014 at 17:59
  • @Fumble: I re-edited the question to get your vote :)
    – ermanen
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 19:06
  • You sly dog! :) I scrupulously never said I would vote to reopen - only that in the hypothetical case that I'd come across the question with 3-4 closevotes before it was originally closed, the interjection/expression distinction would have been enough to tip the balance for me. But I never felt that strongly about it, and it obviously bothers you, so I've voted to reopen. Commented May 22, 2014 at 20:08
  • It is re-opened. Thanks for the support everyone!
    – ermanen
    Commented May 23, 2014 at 0:21


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